The legendary event that has all of Charleston abuzz is nearly here. It is one of my favorites.
Charleston’s Lowcountry Oyster Festival has been described as one of the top events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Activities start this Sunday (January 26) at 10 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.
The day of the Festival, you will enjoy watching the famous oyster shucking and oyster eating contests. (You might try entering one of these contests.) Other highlights include live music, an offering of various wines and beers, and an area for kids to have fun.
I highly encourage you to attend this family-friendly event at the Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant. The Festival will also feature a food court with treats from eight local restaurants and four food trucks.
The proceeds from Charleston’s Lowcountry Oyster Festival support a number of Charleston charities, including The Ronald McDonald House, Hospitality Heroes, Hollings Cancer Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center.
Parking is available at J.B. Edwards Elementary School, Laing Middle School, and East Cooper Regional Medical Center. Shuttles will run frequently between Boone Hall Plantation and the parking lots.
General admission costs $20. VIP tickets, which grant access to the VIP tent and provide a voucher for a bucket of oysters, cost $100 each.
For more information about this exciting event, visit the website at http://www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/lowcountry-oyster-festival/